The International RBD Genetics Consortium (IRBDGC)

The International RBD Genetics Consortium is a collaboration we initiated to study the genetics of RBD and its progression to the different synucleinopathies. With over 1,000 samples, this is the world's largest cohort of RBD. To study the role of genetics in RBD, we are performing genome-wide association study, targeted next-generation sequencing, whole-exome and whole genome sequencing. Future studies will also include RNA sequencing, copy-number variation analysis and epigenetics.

Participating centers

  • Montreal, Canada

  • Paris, France

  • Montpellier, France (two centers)

  • Oxford, UK

  • Lille, France

  • Innsbruck, Austria

  • Munster, Germany

  • Marburg, Germany

  • Kessel, Germany

  • Milan, Italy

  • Bologna, Italy

  • Prague, Czech Republic

  • Rochester, USA

  • Hong-Kong, China

  • Japan

Members

  • Isabelle Arnulf

  • Ronald Postuma

  • Jacques Montplaisir

  • Jean-Francois Gagnon

  • Guy Rouleau

  • Yves Dauvilliers

  • Michelle Hu

  • Birgit Högl

  • Ambra Stefani

  • Christelle Charley Monaca

  • Valérie Cochen De Cock

  • Luigi Ferini-Strambi

  • Giuseppe Plazzi

  • Elena Antelmi

  • Peter Young

  • Anna Heidbreder

  • Brit Mollenhauer

  • Friederike Sixel-Döring

  • Claudia Trenkwalder

  • Wolfgang Oertel

  • Bradley Boeve

  • Owen Ross

  • Karel Sonka

  • Yuichi Inoue

  • Taeko Sasai-Sakuma

  • Yun Kwok Wing

  • Ziv Gan-Or

    1033 Pine Avenue West

    Ludmer Pavilion, room 312

    Montreal, QC, H3A 1A1

    Lab: +1-514-398-5845

    e-mail: ziv.gan-or@mcgill.ca